Almost everyone, no matter how young or old can use an iPad effectively. Its functions and features are almost limitless. If you take the time to learn some more about the iPad, you will be surprised at what it can do. Continue reading and you are guaranteed to learn some useful bits of information to help improve your iPad experience.
If you’ve got a frozen iPad, do a soft reset which will reboot the device. Simply press down on the home button and the power button at the same time. This will prompt your device to restart. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.
Streaming, gaming, or music can cause battery life to deplete faster. If you lessen the brightness of the screen, you can get more from your battery. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.
Do you often accidentally open loud apps? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you find yourself needing to mute sound frequently, you may want to set up the orientation lock button to work as a muting control.
The iOS on the iPad now supports folders. To start, hold your finger over and app until it jiggles. Then drag the jiggling app onto another icon and let go. When you do that, it creates a folder containing the two apps and labels them with an appropriate category. This folder can be easily renamed.
To keep your personal data secure in case you are concerned about unauthorized access you can configure your password so that all data will be deleted after a specified number of unsuccessful tries. This will enable erasure of all data on your phone after 10 unsuccessful login attempts.
People often make mistakes when typing on tablets, which leads to interesting typos in the resulting messages. There is a speech dictation function on your iPad. Click the Home button two times and then touch the microphone. After you have dictated your piece, tap the icon one more time and your text will display.
You can get to all the running apps on your tablet. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. To switch between apps, just tap the one you want to access. You should swipe the screen downwards in order to eliminate the bar.
Click Settings, Mail, Contacts and Calendars to add Google Calendar to your iPad. Navigate to Add An Account, and then tap Other. Select the icon ‘Add CalDAV Account, and enter your Google information. Then, back out of that menu and choose the calendar app. Now you should have everything you need there!
Would you rather use something other than Google for a default search engine? Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. You can then switch to Yahoo or Bing if you like them better than Google.
There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. Turn the Bookmarks Bar on instead! Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
FaceTime is great for getting email and keeping contacts. When you set up FaceTime, it will remember the email you use to access iTunes, but additional emails can be added. If you have multiple emails or numbers, each one can be recognized by FaceTime.
You can now do a quick mute your iPad. The first iPads did not have a mute button on them. The IOS 4.3 gave the choice of a lock switch to lock the iPad orientation or to mute the sound. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
You can access your running apps more quickly and easily. All you have to do is double click your home button, and they will appear instantly at the bottom of whatever screen you are on. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.
If you want to copy and paste text to the iPad’s clipboard, tap and hold on the target text. If you move to another application, you can paste the desired text by tapping again. A pop-up menu will appear, from which you should tap ‘paste.’ If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. This is great to store data without taking a lot of space on the hard drive of your iPad. Use the cloud service as well as the device for storing important documents.
Do you want to get to your most popular apps as fast as possible? Just double-tap the home button, and you will see them on the bottom of the screen. When you use this trick, you’ll save time as compared to scrolling screen-to-screen.
Apple is good about not loading your new iPad with a bunch of junk third-party apps. They do pre-load many of their own tools including music, maps, iTunes, and Newsstand. Some of these cannot be deleted. However, you do have the option to move these unwanted apps into a single folder, which can then be stored out of the way. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.
You can use the copy and paste feature on your iPad. Tap on the text and hold to copy. Next choose select for the text you would like to copy. Tap once more after the text appears in yellow highlight. Then select Copy. You can now paste in the text if you just tap, hold and select “paste.”
You can use the iPad’s lock key to orientate your screen or mute your volume. The early iPad’s cannot perform this function. However, if you have iOS 4.3 or better, you can do so. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.
If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. This can be done quick and efficiently to save time. In addition, you can send your PDF documents through email and download them via a remote system.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. If you have an account on iTunes full of songs and don’t like the idea of spending the time it takes to re-download them, there is an easy way around it. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
Decide whether you want the lock key to lock the orientation of your tablet or mute the sound. Only newer iPads allow for this choice. If you are using iOS 4.3 or more, you have this option. You may mute your iPad by holding the – volume button down.
When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? Reduce the brightness to ease the strain on your eyes. Access Brightness in the Settings, or use the slider in the iBook app to dim the level.
Listen to the music you bought on iTunes with the iPad. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. Instead, use the “Home Sharing” option on your iTunes account. Next, visit the Music application on your device, hit More and then Shared. Now you can listen to your heart’s content.
Your iPad makes the process of taking screenshots really easy. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You’ll hear a click and see a flash. This indicates that it has taken a photo. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.
Have you had a poor experience using the Google engine via your iPad? Switching to another is easy. In settings, you can click on Safari and change your search engine. Pick which search engine you desire. You can use Bing or Yahoo if you don’t like Google.
The calender doesn’t let you go from one calendar day to another by just swiping it. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. You will see that today is presented in blue.
Would you like to quickly take a screenshot? You’d be surprised how easy this is. Press Home followed by the sleep/wake button. After a flash prompt, the screenshot will be saved and you can store it where you wish. You won’t have to bother with saving photos because this is done automatically.
You can show a PDF two ways. You can place a PDF inside of iTunes and then sync it up with your iPad or if your would like you could also email a PDF to your iPad. Use both methods until you figure out which one you prefer. You may like both methods depending on what your needs are at the time.
Protect your children if they use your iPad to access the Internet. You will locate Restrictions in the Settings menu in the General section. When Restrictions is open, tap on Enable Restrictions. Now your child is protected from exposure to age inappropriate content. Adult websites, pictures, and videos will not show up.
Did you know you can connect an iPad to your TV? This can be done through a special adapter. There are two types – VGA or digital AV. Either of these will work.
You should turn on the iPad finding feature in case you lose your iPad. You can find your iPad’s location from your home computer. This may seem like a hassle, but you will be glad you did it if you ever lose it.
Have you ever needed to take a snapshot of the screen? It is really very easy to do. Just use the sleep and home button at the same time. There will be a flash, and your sceenshot is taken. It’ll save automatically, then you can find it in the Photos app.
Would you like to access your .pdf documents on the iPad? You need to send the PDF files to your email address so your iPad displays the open in iBooks function. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.
You should make sure you’re thinking about security when letting your children browse the Internet using your iPad. You can access the Setting menu; hit General and then Restrictions. Then, tap Enable Restrictions. This keeps your children safe. This can include websites, online shows and videos that are adult in nature.
PDFs are tricky on all devices, but they work great on the iPad. Not only can the iPad view these PDF’s, but you are able to sync your device with your home computer and transfer any documents from one to the other. Several target populations can use this functionality, including office drones, students and field techs.
Have you used your iPad and found an online image that you wanted to save? It is very simple to do. Simply touch the image and hold that position for a couple seconds. A prompt will appear that will give you an option to save. Choosing Yes will save it to your iPad for you to view whenever you like.
You can share podcasts with family or friends easily using your iPad. You can just keep on listening and share simultaneously. Simply push in the Email button when you’re listening to the podcast. You will have the chance to send it right there.
Do you have an Apple TV along with an iPad? If so, you can stream iPad content to your television. Use the Airplay icon to put whatever is on your iPad onto your TV. This works for photos, slideshows and video.
The iPad appeals to everyone and is a major innovation. Using the device to its fullest starts with some research. By utilizing the advice you’ve just read, you can take advantage of the incredible things your iPad can do for you.
There is an easy way to access bookmarks. Keep your Bookmarks bar open. If you would like to do this for yourself, find the bookmark options within the Safari settings and make the change. This way, you won’t have to do so much clicking to find your favorite places.